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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 25, 2014 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Sunday song returns: P.I.T.B

Hey Now!!!

"We hold these truths to be self evident"

P.I.T.B-46 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbPiw6nF0qk

"Daybreak, Daybreak on the Land
Playin, like a wave upon the sand"

Memorial Day - 2014
"Greater love has no one than this,
that one lay down his life for his friends"








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Poster: Space Jogger Date: May 25, 2014 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Sunday song returns: P.I.T.B

As a huge '74 fan and huge pre-hiatus PITB fan, I have to be honest this 46min PITB doesn't make my top ten but there are some great moments here for PITB lovers. Will never turn down a listen on this; getting deep on this one and God bless the Dead for going so deep here...absolutely epic...turning the wheels in the night going real deep...nice post!!!


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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 26, 2014 2:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Sunday song returns: P.I.T.B

Hey Space Jogger;

The thing that intrigues me with this stretched out P.I.T.B is was it planned or did they "forget about the time".
The early space jam and the jam before the reprise are very nice.
It seems like many of the P.I.T.B don't get much mention in the comments board during this time period perhaps because they played it almost every show but really if we want to talk about a tune that evolved over time any 74 P.I.T.B is so much more intricate and complex then the original versions they used to burn thru at breakneck speed.
(although I love the vocal harmonies from the Pig Pen era)

In the later years I did really love shows where they would go in and out of Playing or hit the Playin' Reprise as a coda of a three night run.
GOD bless the Dead!!!
DAYBREAK ON THE LAND.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 26, 2014 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Sunday song returns: P.I.T.B

I'm convinced that the Dead had a designated PITB hippie timer backstage who would let them know when it was time to land. On this particular night this person was lying on their back with a head full of acid and time just went away.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 26, 2014 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Sunday song returns: P.I.T.B

Aloha Diamondhead --I am pretty sure that was my job at Red Rocks in 85 but they were cranking the Blind Faith album on the P.A. then came 'The frozen Logger' and just about all of my favorite Jerry tunes in the first set.
Shakedown>Crazy fingers to open Set two.
a Sunday Samson & Delilah, Uncle Johns
By the time they hit 'Playin' I was toast.
Brent with the first Hey Jude reprise.
Truckin>Comes a Time>LOVELIGHT.
Johnny B /baby blue --as I looked out over as much of North America as I had ever seen with two feet on land and my HEAD in the clouds.

As far as the 46 minutes of-- P.I.T.B-- I was thinking maybe it was a Seastones sandwich or someone was counting in the set break. So it was a nice surprise indeed.
I do get what -Space Jogger- is saying that there are tighter more overall satisfying versions but still I counted at least three ovations inside the song itself on the available IA Matrix.